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This Nearly Abandoned Nevada Mining Town Has A Truly Nefarious Past

The small ghost town of Nelson is nestled in Eldorado Canyon, in the Eldorado Mountains of Clark County in between Las Vegas and Laughlin. Just over four square miles in size and housing a population of just 37, the history of this abandoned Nevada mining town is full of bloodshed and corruption.

Not unlike other Nevada ghost towns, Nelson also experienced a boom and bust during the Silver State’s gold rush. However, this nearly abandoned Nevada Mining town has a far more nefarious past.

Have you visited Nelson, toured the mine, and seen the plane prop? Please share your experiences below.

Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a southern California-born, Colorado-raised, Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books. In what little spare time she has, Natalie enjoys cooking, movies, comedy, and dancing.